Another look at one of this years real weddings, this time it’s Charlotte & Sam’s Wedding at The Marwell Hotel in April.
Charlotte and Sam wanted a relaxed, magical day to remember.
Here’s the fabulous review Charlotte wrote for my entry to the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards …
My husband and I first met Paul at our friends Jenny and Fran’s wedding in 2014. To see first hand how much he had done to make their day special made us want to seek him out for our own.
We found him again at a wedding fair where we were able to speak to him. Paul gave us all of his contact details and we said that we would be in touch to arrange a meeting. He was flexible with where and when we could meet him. For our first meeting (when we hadn’t booked him yet) he came over to our house.
Paul gave us a booklet of information that he had put together as well as ideas on how to make our wedding a “WOW” wedding. We went through the booklet at length discussing any questions we had. This made both of us feel at ease and relax as both being very organised people we didn’t want anything left until the last minute.
There was no pressure to book from Paul. It was simply left after our meeting that he would either hear from us or he wouldn’t. We could tell he is very passionate about what he does. We contacted him that week to book him and it was one of the best decisions we made.
We had more meetings with Paul in the run up to our wedding (which he again came to our house). At one of the meetings hubby to be (Sam) mentioned that he does not like public speaking and was really worried about his speech. Paul was very quick with a solution to put Sam at ease and suggest that he came to a grooms workshop. Sam went along to the workshop where there was him and one other. Sam found the workshop very useful and he came away with a pack of useful information. I could tell that he already felt more at ease and was not as worried as he had been.
We had our last meeting with Paul a month before our wedding where we went over all of the details and time line of the day. Paul again reminded us that if we had any “wedding emergencies” he was at the end of the phone and would do what he could to help.
Paul was on site early – about 10am ready to set up and our wedding ceremony started at 1.30. He helped keep the timeline of our wedding on track ensuring we were ready for our grand entrances, meal, cake cutting and speeches. He checked in with us throughout the day ensuring we were happy with how our day was going. Our evening reception finished at midnight then meaning he had to pack down all his gear – I’m sure you’ll agree this would have been an incredibly long day for him.
Paul spoke to us and the bridal party before we went into the reception room about how he was going to introduce us for our grand entrances. He typed up a list of questions that was given out as a quiz for our guests to do while we had our meal. We had a Mr & Mrs shoe game which we have had so many comments on how much our guests enjoyed watching that. I did my “special guest” bride DJ set – even had the white headphones to match my dress. People filled the dance floor all night, everyone felt able to approach him with their requests.
Paul truly contributed to making our wedding day, a day to remember. He was there to assist with any problems. Nothing was too much to ask. Our day was perfect and exactly the way we wanted it. The mood was perfect and that’s all thanks to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
We would really like to thank Paul again for all that he did for us. Not just on the day itself but on the run up also. Every woman always dreams/plans in their head what they would love their wedding day to be like; Paul really helped make mine come true.
During their wedding breakfast I circulated with a quiz and we found out what the first gig Charlotte went to was, how many vehicles Sam had owned and what was the total age of the Top Table!
For their first dance they chose Daughtry “Life After You”.
Charlotte did a wicked 80’s DJ set including Lionel Richie “Dancing On The Ceiling”, Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” and Starship “We Built This City”.
That was just a glimpse of Charlotte & Sam’s fabulous real wedding at The Marwell Hotel. I’d like to thank Charlotte and Sam for choosing me to play a part in their wedding and for their fantastic testimonial.
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